I was born in New York, grew up in Norway and moved to the UK just before my seventeenth birthday. After graduating from Leeds University in 2000, ​I worked in publishing for eight years, first as Editorial Assistant for The Erotic Review magazine and - via several other roles - finally as a Foreign Rights literary agent. I graduated from UEA's MA in Creative Writing in 2009.

​I've lived in nine countries, thirteen cities, three houses, twenty-three flats and on one canal boat. THE LAST BOAT HOME ​is my first novel.